Pocket U.S. Constitution Becomes Best-Seller After Khizr Khan's Speech
The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan offered to lend it to Donald Trump.
A pocket version of the U.S. Constitution has become a best-seller on Amazon.com.
The 52-page pamphlet printed by the National Center for Constitutional Studies sells for $1 and was one of the Top 10 best-selling books on Amazon on Saturday afternoon. The site produces an hourly list of its best sellers.
The Constitution's best-seller status comes days after Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, flashed a pocket Constitution and offered to lend it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
The version Khan flashed at the convention did not appear to be the same as the one popular on Amazon.
A message sent to Amazon seeking sales details for the Constitution pamphlet was not immediately returned.
The ACLU honored Khan's speech by offering free pocket Constitutions on its site. Shoppers can use the discount code POCKETRIGHTS in all caps, and choose "standard shipping," and obtain their own copy for free up until Election Day on Nov. 8.
"Donald Trump loves to build walls and ban us from this country," said Khan in his powerful speech. "Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy."
"In this document look for the words 'liberty' and 'equal protection of law,'" he continued, as the crowd cheered him along.